The Peaceful Dog Team

Meet our team of NYC dog trainers, NYC dog nanny experts, and NYC dog sitters.

Lauren Camerini - The Peaceful DogLauren Camerini, CPDT-KA
Founder & Director of Training

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patricia_adamoPatricia Adamo, CTC
Dog Trainer
APDT Member
AKC CGC Evaluator

Pattie believes in the healing capacity of animals and enjoys strengthening the human-animal bond through training and education. Because all healthy relationships are based on trust, mutual respect and love, Pattie uses only positive reinforcement based methods which incorporate the latest and most reliable scientific findings based on how dogs (and all organisms) learn. These ethically sound methods are proven to foster a more harmonious relationship between humans and the dogs that live with them.

Pattie received her Certificate in Training and Counseling from the highly regarded San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers (often referred to as the Harvard for dog trainers) where she studied under the direction of renowned trainer and author, Jean Donaldson (The Culture Clash and Dogs are from Neptune).  She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers as well as a Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.  Pattie is a long time volunteer with Animal Care & Control of NYC, and has appeared on NBC’s Saturday Morning Pet Segment and ABC’s Good Morning America promoting many of the city’s adoptable shelter dogs.

In addition to having a background in corporate recruiting and marketing, Pattie served as Dog Trainer and Behavior Counselor for a large dog daycare center in Manhattan where she taught multiple group classes, did private training consults and created and gave staff presentations on basic dog behavior and body language to minimize risk in the daycare environment. She has contributed to several dog training columns including a piece for Staten Island Live where she discussed how to successfully integrate a new dog into a home with children and effectively teach the kids to safely assist with training!

Pattie shares her life with her 15 year-old Jack Russell Terrier, Elliot who is a constant source of fun and joy.

Mary Fiscella - Pet SitterMary Fiscella
Pet Sitter

Mary Fiscella has been a private pet sitter in NYC for over 10 years. Mary is a life long New Yorker and spent many years as a real estate broker working with some of the citys toughest patrons. After 9/11 Mary decided it was time to fulfill her long dream of working with animals. She left her real estate career and started walking dogs. Parents were so impressed with Mary’s responsible and loving care of their pets that they started asking her to baby sit when they went out of town. Mary has joined The Peaceful Dog to provide private, high end care to the most cherished NYC dogs to ensure they are safe, happy and well cared for when their parents are out of town.